Crafty’s Half Done!!

Today we had a mixed class where three ladies made a card and 4 brave ladies attempted to create this POP Box card set.

The Square box with the Tents and the Merry Go Round Horse folds up and pops into the tray at the front which then goes inside the Birthday Cup Cake Carousel cover. (The under side says Enjoy) When you open it the box pops out and SURPRISE!!  You can fit some money, a Gift Card or scratchie inside  as a gift.

As we are half way through the project  you will need to wait till next week to see just what they have made.

The other 3 ladies made a card similar to this one but I couldn’t take  pictures as some had to leave before all were finished. ferris-wheelWill have more next week.

Happy Stamping


Crafty Creations

The last few days have been all out of wack, to the point where I was about to create a new blog and remembered I hadn’t posted my lovely class ladies wonderful  achievements for Friday.

We made a card with a difference and tapped into the current craze for colouring. Stampin ‘ Up! as usual are right on trend and have offered this paper free with any order over $90 AUD. They aptly  called it Inside the Lines.


Whilst it may look a simple card, Side Easel Card, we had some fun precisely lining up the little squares.

Whilst it is hard to see in the image there is a trail of Olive Green under the butterflies (Now retired) taken from One Wild Ride. Most of the sentiments were courtesy of Rose from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. The  original card was an Easter card with sentiment from Suite sentiment.

On the inside we made a space for some words. I plan on something like “Now the Easter Holidays are here just grab yourself some Watercolour pencils and just relax!! ” and a piece for more colouring.

Measurements  and tutorial can be found here.

Mixer Mix Up!

I had  finished unpacking my order and playing with the Watercolor Pencils and the Hey Chick stamp on a card and had used the Perfect Mix egg crate on the inside of the card when I thought “While you have all that gear out just make another card!”

Bad decision, not thought through, because I chose the Mixer image for the front of the card and teamed it with the Measurement spoons inside. That’s fine but in my haste I didn’t look closely at the Mixer and busily coloured away thinking” That’s an unusual mixer, it has a place for a logo or something on the side!” and promptly coloured it in.

I could be forgiven if I didn’t cook, for the mistake, or had never seen a mixer!

It took me 3 days before, glancing at the card, I realised it’s a handle and had to make another front.  Thank goodness I didn’t take it to class. That would have been a right old giggle!!

So here’s the (fixed ), not so quick, card.

May your beaters always turn, and your colours blend perfectly!

Crafty Creations 27th January 2017

We missed some of our ladies this week as they are still in holiday mode. It’s  Australia Day weekend down here and lots of families take a 4 day break  as it’s their last holiday chance before the  Easter break.

We still managed to fill our time with shares from the Occasions catalogue, Sale-A-Bration items and the excitement of Irma becoming a new  Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Congratulations Irma !

I will have to be on my toes now!!

We made the card I posted on January the 11th with a Tutorial here.january27cc

Everyone enjoyed the stamp set, as it seems does so many people on Pinterest. So much you can do with it really, it’s surprising just look here.

I love looking at the little differences to see each persons personal touch.

Well done for 1st day back.

Till next blog

Cheers Naomi.

Beautiful You

Have been playing with this delightful stamp set but not wanting to repeat what has been on Pinterest. There are some awesome examples of what you can do with the new stamp sets from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues on there but I like to use my creative brain when I can. After all the more I use it the less likely I am to get Alzheimers.

Now what was I talking about?

Oh yes the card below.

She was created by using Paper Piecing, to see how download the tutorial.

Here Beautiful You #9


For any of the Crafty Creation ladies this will be our card for the  first day back on the 27th January.

For anyone else who might be living in the Sunshine Coast at Queensland and would like to join us visit the Caloundra Community Centre FaceBook Page for details.

Happy Days Naomi.



40th Celebrations

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and are enjoying the lull between now and the New Year. I am in crafting mode as all other work on hold. As promised to self I am busy sorting stamps so stay posted as there will be some bargains coming soon. And that’s not even a New Years Resolution!!

In between time I have been playing – serious play- with the new So in Love Bundle. It is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue available for order  January 4th. (If you don’t have your copy yet and would like one just contact me)

I had an order for a 40th Birshiny-so-in-lovethday card and knew this delicate set would suit just perfectly.

My card base was  Whisper White, then a layer of Blushing Bride, followed by  Whisper White CS with a layer of Falling in Love DSP across the bottom two thirds. I then ran this through the Big Shot with the new Falling Petals Textured EF – mind you I think they look like hearts, not petals. The little hearts suited my card perfectly.

I cut the flowers from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, with the So Detailed Thinlit Die making sure I had the glitter side down on my cutting plate with the die on the backing paper. This way the cut works best and I had no trouble with the detailed cutting.

There is a thick border section to the die that I placed on my join and covered with White  Organza ribbon.

Using the Larinside-sio-in-lovege Number Framelits I glued a Pretty In Pink CS one over a Whisper White CS One, setting just off center, to give a shadow effect then coloured them in Wink of Stella Clear.  These were popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was the retired sentiment.

To complete the front of the card card I added a tiny heart from the Owl Builder to the front of the bow.

Inside I again used the So Detailed Thinlit Die  as an embossing folder this time,(Technique Treats #11) .

To finish the card I highlighted the embossing with Wink of Stella,  added my verse and card complete.

Hope you enjoy it.  Just one of the may delights that are in the new catalogue. Stay tuned for more ideas coming soon.

Stay Safe Naomi.